Admission Requirements

Before you apply

Based on state regulations, the Sharon Walker School of Education: Graduate Program in Education can only accept applications from students who reside within an NC-SARA member state. Please use the following link to verify which states are approved NC-SARA members: NC-SARA

Admission Requirements

The following items are required to be admitted to the Sharon Walker School of Education's Graduate Program in Education:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale*
  • A copy of a valid teaching license or certificate; submitted via fax 712-274-5488 or email
  • Completed admission application
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework

*If a student does not have a 3.00 cumulative GPA, the last 60 hours taken will be reviewed for consideration under the same requirements.  If a student is denied admission because of failure to meet the GPA requirement, the student will be allowed to register for coursework. If, after completing 9 graduate credit hours, the student maintains a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA, the student will be admitted.

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Admission Requirements

The following items are required to be admitted to the Sharon Walker School of Education's Graduate Education program:

  • Complete the Graduate Program in Education Application
  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale*
  • A teaching license; submitted by fax @ 712-274-5477, email, or mail
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework

*If a student does not have a 3.00 cumulative GPA, the last 60 hours taken will be reviewed for consideration under the same requirements.  If a student is denied admission because of failure to meet the GPA requirement, the student will be allowed to register for coursework. If, after completing 9 graduate credit hours, the student maintains a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA, the student will be admitted.

Transcript Submission Requirements

We require official transcripts, sent directly to the Graduate Program in Education from the institution, for admission to the Graduate Program in Education.  We accept electronic transcripts from either (a) an institution or (b) from an established provider, sent directly from the institution or established provider to the Graduate Program in Education. Established providers include: Script Safe, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Docufide, SENDedu, etc. Designated officials from institutions (i.e., Registrar) or third-party vendors.  Additionally, we accept official transcripts by mail if sent from the institution directly to the Graduate Program in Education.  Please have institutions mail official transcripts to the following address:

Morningside College 
Graduate Education Program
1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106
Fax: 712-274-5488 
Email: gradeduc@morningside.edu

Have more questions? 

Call the Graduate Program in Education @ 712-274-5375 today!

Tuition & Financial Aid

We are affordable.

When comparing our online program's tuition to other colleges, you'll find we are reasonable.  No matter where you live, you'll pay the same flat tuition rate, with limited additional course fees. 

2018-2019 Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition per credit hour: $265
  • Non-refundable Clinical Course Fee*: $100
  • Graduation Fee: $120

2019-2020 Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition per credit hour: $280
  • Non-refundable Clinical Course Fee*: $100
  • Graduation Fee: $130

*Clinical courses include all internships, field experiences, or practicums offered through the Graduate Program in Education.

Check out our Tuition & Financial Aid page for the most current and accurate information on tuition, fees, and financial aid options.

MAT, Endorsement, & Course Options - 100% Online

Online Degree Options

Morningside College's Graduate Program in Education is ready to help you grow in your profession with an online Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.).   Choose the degree path that will get you where you want to be. 

Iowa Approved Endorsement Options (online only)

Adding an endorsement to your Iowa teaching license is a great way to further your career as a professional educator in Iowa.  We offer 12 Iowa approved teaching endorsements.  Persons seeking an Iowa endorsement may, in most cases, satisfy the requirements with a combination of undergraduate and graduate hours.  It's also an ideal way to see if our full Master of Arts in Teaching degree could be right for you.

  • K-12 English as a Second Language
  • K-8 Reading
  • 5-12 Reading
  • K-12 Talented and Gifted
  • 5-8 Middle School: Math, Science, Social Studies, or Language Arts
  • K-8 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • 5-8 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • K-8 Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate
  • 5-12 Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate
  • K-12 Instructional Strategist II: BD/LD
  • K-12 Instructional Strategist II: ID
  • Special Education Consultant

Additional Online Course Options

All of our courses are offered 100% online.  Find out more about all of our course options and when they will be offered on our Course Rotations page.

Regional Exhange License - Help

Are you new to teaching in Iowa?  Do you have a regional exchange license from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners and now need to take extra classes to get your full Iowa license? 

Morningside College's Recommending Official can help you!  Please complete the following form for further assistance: Regional Exchange License - Help